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Nikon D60 DSLR Camera – Product Review

This review is dedicated to the Nikon D60 DSLR Camera. I started having an interest in photography about 8 years ago, and the D60 was the camera I was given as a gift to inspire my interest a little bit more. There are so many different options when it comes to cameras but essentially the decision is for the most part Nikon vs Canon!

Yes, I will openly admit that I am a Nikon girl but I am not going to say anything negative about Canon. Nikon and Canon have similar models that are close in price so its pretty much just down to personal preference.

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As a beginner, this camera has allowed me to practice with 10 MP, ISO sensitivity and 3D Matrix metering to name a few. It might not be the best camera especially nowadays given Nikon’s release of various newer models but if you are beginning to take photos and want to be able to shoot RAW images well, the D60 is great start. Check out eBay or another online merchant to find a great deal on a D60.

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More detailed Specifications about my Nikon D60 are: 

  • Effective Pixels – 10.2
  • Image Senor – 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD Sensor
  • ISO Sensitivity – ISO 100-1,600
  • MOnitor – SD memory card
  • Exposure Metering – 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center- Weighted and Spot Metering
  • Exposure Modes – Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night portrait) Programmed auto, Shutter- Priority auto, Aperture- priority auto, Manual
  • Built in flash

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The Pros

  • Very compact, Light body
  • Great learner camera
  • Easy to use
  • Eye Sensor

The Cons

  • 10.2 MP
  • Expensive
  • Outdated (just like with all other Technology)

Conclusion

This camera has creative features, extensive dust reduction, and incredible picture quality in a compact body. All in all you must find the camera that works best for your needs to be able to look back over all the memories you want to have captured. Through all of our travels my most treasured moments are the ones that I have looked through the viewfinder and taken a memory that will last ages. After having this camera through many years of memories I am currently looking to update my camera, looking at a possible Nikon D7100. However the Nikon DF is pretty cool but might be a little unrealistic!

*In no way was I compensated for this review, this is solely my personal opinion/experience*

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Michael Huxley

Saturday 22nd of March 2014

Great write up! I've always been reluctant to move over into the DSLR realm for three main reasons, the price, the bulk when carrying it around and finally the quality of shots often isn't THAT much better than a really good digital camera and some creativity. But I have to say I'm swaying in my decisions again. Hey, at least either option isn't a cursed goPro! Haha!

Heather Boothman

Saturday 22nd of March 2014

I totally agree that is the hardest decision to make, the biggest drawback of a DSLR is the pure weight of carrying it everywhere however it is often the biggest payoff when you see the end result.

Gabor Kovacs

Monday 10th of March 2014

My opinion is that Canon was well above Nikon for a long time, but these times have gone and now they are at more or less the same level. For some reason (I find it completely personal) I also prefer Nikon, we have a D90 reflex and probably would not be able to get used to Canon any more. Great review by the way, sums up well the pros and cons for this camera!

Lauren | JustinPlusLauren

Sunday 9th of March 2014

We recently purchased our first DSLR - the Canon t3i and we're learning so much! I'm sure we will eventually upgrade but so far, this camera has worked quite well for us! I think whether you go with a Nikon or a Canon, you'll get a great camera!

Sam @ Travelling King

Sunday 9th of March 2014

HEy Heather & Chrs great review guys! Good points althought im more of a Canon girl!

Tara Gorman

Sunday 9th of March 2014

Perfect as a beginner camera for sure! I'm personally a Canon user, but I used Nikon when I worked at a small newspaper and I can definitely say both are great companies and they know what they are doing. Good review for the newbies definitely :D